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    08-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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Foal
Question Was it mild Colic or not?

I have a 22 y/o Tennessee Walker female. The other night, when I brought her up to eat her grain for dinner, at first she acted like she was choking, and wouldn't eat, (she has choked before so I started working on taking care of that), but then she started acting like her belly was bothering her. She bit at her sides a bit, then went and layed down, she layed there for a few minutes, while I was comforting her, she "Tooted" a couple of times while she was laying down, then in a few minutes she got up, didnt make it the first time, tried again, and let out a big "Toot" when she forced herself up. Then she stood for a minute, then walked a few steps, then layed down again, "Tooted" a few more times, tried to roll but couldn't due to being on a hill, then got up, stood for a minute, then was fine, happily eating her food, like nothing had happened. She had been out on a grass field that she hadn't been on in a while for a few hours grazing that day, I was wondering if it was because she ate alot of grass or what?
Also, the way she was acting, it reminded me of the way my daughter acts, who suffers from bad gas pains sometimes, I have never heard of a horse being like that before but it was just like it. With my daughter when she gets the gas pains I will rub her belly and do little exercises with her legs to help relieve her discomfort, was wondering if there was something similar (like a massage or something) that I could do to help her if this happens again. Does it sound like it was a slight Colic or what???? I am still baffled as to exactly what occured so any advice or experiences would be appreciated!
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    08-13-2012, 06:36 PM
  #2
Showing
Sounds like she had some gas trapped, which would present as a mild colic.

There's nothing you can do for it, as a horse's insides aren't designed like a human's.

Don't let a colicking horse roll, but if they'll lay quietly it's fine. My younger Arab used to gas colic like clockwork. He seems to have finally grown out of it thank goodness, but I used to just keep an eye on him to make sure he wasn't down and rolling.
     
    08-14-2012, 06:41 PM
  #3
Green Broke
There are options. One of mine had gas colic recently, it looks like any other colic so I had a vet out right away.
I was expecting the usual treatment- banamine, tubing etc. but none of that was needed. He used one dose of buscopan & in 20 minutes she was fine. She was checked on throughout the night to be sure.
Here is an interesting article about it. This was new to me but boy did it work well. Saves the horse & owner a lot of grief & $$.

http://www.wardanimalhospital.com/in...1:site-content
     
    08-14-2012, 06:58 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Sounds like she had some gas trapped, which would present as a mild colic.

There's nothing you can do for it, as a horse's insides aren't designed like a human's.

Don't let a colicking horse roll, but if they'll lay quietly it's fine. My younger Arab used to gas colic like clockwork. He seems to have finally grown out of it thank goodness, but I used to just keep an eye on him to make sure he wasn't down and rolling.
Think you're right about it being trapped gas, or something having to do with gas, yesterday she was in the field while I was outside and she kept letting out loud "Toots", "Toots" like when they buck and it is really loud but she was just standing there, I have never seen her "Toot" like that before and she did it alot for the little while I was out there so I think you're right, been reading that there is some accupuncture that you can do to help with the trapped bubbles, have you ever heard of that?
     
    08-14-2012, 07:00 PM
  #5
Showing
No ma'am, sure haven't. But I don't know a lot about Eastern medical treatments.

As an older horse, she could also be developing some digestive issues. Just like older people, older animals have trouble with foods they may not have before.

What are you feeding her?
     

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